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Mountain Bike (MTB) Trail

 4.6 (10)

8.9 Miles 14.3 Kilometers


70%

Singletrack

212' 65 m

Ascent

-214' -65 m

Descent

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (4°)

890' 271 m

High

850' 259 m

Low

Shared By Anne Grofvert

Conditions


All Clear 35 days ago
Dry - great ride! Trails are good History

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A nice mix of wooded and open rolling trail. Technical stunts on a few areas with optional bypasses.

Anne Grofvert

Dogs Leashed

Features -none-

Dogs must be on a 6' or less leash at all times and are only allowed in park area to the north and at McNamara Canoe Landing to the south up to the cutoff point. Signs are posted at this point, and dogs are allowed in the pond at this area only.

Seasonally trails are closed during XC ski season.

Check the MMMBA Facebook page for open/closed status.

Overview

The Mountain Bike (MTB) Trail is a great mountain bike specific loop offering nearly 10 miles of excellent riding. The trail has features suitable to those with advanced skills, but multiple bail-out points make this a good place for intermediate riders to challenge their skills.

Description

The main park entrance is on Grovenburg Road, and full facilities are available at that entrance. This trail is a bit harder to find from there. Riverbend Natural Area (trailhead) entrance is off Nichols Road and there is a kiosk and clear trail markings at this entrance. There is also an outhouse there, but not potable water. The McNamara entrance off of Columbia Road features the same primitive amenities.

The MTB Trail is a series of named segments linked together, and directional signage information can be found on inconspicuous small brown wood squares with green arrows on them. Try to follow the main trail, as the directions matter on some features!

In general, this is a nice fun trail system aimed at making use out of limited terrain within the overall area. Optional elevated stunts will be found within the loop, with the majority of them not too far from the Riverbend parking lot. There are bypass options for all of these.

A numbered signage system is in the works which will help riders find their way around better. Hopefully, the first phase of this will be in place prior to the end of the 2016 riding season.

During summer months the MMMBA chapter hosts weekly group rides. The ones at Burchfield can be a great way to learn the trail plus meet other riders.

Two other trails are nearby, Bennett Park in Charlotte and Anderson Park on Old Lansing Road (currently named Blue Loop Green Loop and Red Loop and can be located that way here on MTBProject).

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Sep 16, 2018
Kyle Imwalle
Some soft parts in the flood plain area but other than that extremely fast. 8.9mi
Sep 11, 2018
David Chase
Skipped all obstacles and a few hills 5mi
Aug 14, 2018
Pizza Bagel
First time on this trail today and I loved it! Fairly easy to follow with numbered signs in place. A few difficult/rooted/rocky sections but fun! 6mi — 1h 30m
Jul 21, 2018
Kyle Imwalle
Trail is good for the most part. Small puddles here and there but nothing that would damage the trail if you rode through them.
Jun 17, 2018
Nathan Beauchamp
7.2mi
Sep 3, 2017
Jerimiah Mack
Aug 2, 2017
Daniel Frisina
There's a lot of love put into this trail. I got to meet one of the original builders. 9.1mi
Jul 1, 2017
Andrew Giddings

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  4.6 from 10 votes

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